oak·​moss ˈōk-ˌmȯs How to pronounce oakmoss (audio)
: any of several lichens (such as Evernia prunastri) that grow on oak trees and yield a resin used in perfumery

Examples of oakmoss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, the neroli stays around but gets brought down to earth with the help of sandalwood, patchouli and oakmoss. Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 3 Sep. 2023 The entire fragrance is enveloped by white musk, wood and oakmoss. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 The profound aroma emulates the strong feelings and desires the French designer has for his wife with musky amber, sandalwood and oakmoss. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2022 This cologne’s base is finished with woody sandalwood, warm tonka bean, and earthy and green oakmoss. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 The Ramble fragrance is an inspired blend of rich balsam fir, spicy elemi, and sensual oakmoss. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2022 The closest thing to the original ingredient was an IFRA-compliant (though not-acceptable-to-the-E.U.) oakmoss. Noy Thrupkaew, Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 Maybe that’s just Eros, the Greek god of love, possessing you for the day… Sensuality and passion manifest for Versace Eros wearers thanks to Italian citrus notes plus fresh green apple mixed with warm vanilla and tonka beans, oakmoss and cedar. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 The scent is fresh and masculine, with notes of citrus, oakmoss and mint. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oakmoss was in 1921

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“Oakmoss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oakmoss. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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